Friday, January 15, 2016


Sometimes God stops me dead in the tracks of my busy life and opens my eyes to see a glimpse of his love. I felt just like Moses on Mt. Sinai recently. Although I didn't ask to see his glory like his servant Moses did, God lovingly showed me a beautiful picture.

This particular time, He sat me down in a chair at a prayer service at our church. For 1 1/2 peaceful  hours, two gifted young people played quiet worship music as bible verses were displayed randomly on the screen for me to meditate on.  Oh and prayer ministers would come behind me to pray over me. It sounds like heaven already. Doesn't it? As they were praying for me I felt compelled to focus on praying for something but the prayers that kept coming to my mind were oddly not prayers of petition which I have many but instead prayers of thanksgiving and gratefulness kept flooding my heart. 

This was because what I saw with my own eyes completely overwhelmed me. I saw on stage before me my brave talented daughter painting a beautiful picture of Jesus while the worship team played and people meditated and prayed. Watching this precious child who God brought into my life 8 1/2 yrs ago paint with joy in her heart for Jesus was more than beautiful to me. To see how God is using her life in such a beautiful way showed me just how tender his love is.The worship team was even playing the song, "Beautiful Things" if you know the song. 

All this pain
I wonder if I'll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change at all

You make beautiful things, 
you make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things, 
you make beautiful things out of us

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in you

You make me new, you are making me new
You make me new, you are making me new

The picture she painted was beautiful, yes, but the smile on her face after she was done was what I loved the most.  It was a beautiful picture of God's love and faithfulness to both of us for me to see. Beautiful.

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